Furculum Fur"cu*lum, n. [NL., dim. of L. furca a fork.] (Anat.) The wishbone or merrythought of birds, formed by the united clavicles. [1913 Webster]

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  • furculum — [fʉr′kyo͞o ləm] n. pl. furcula [fʉr′kyoolə] [ModL, dim. of L furca, a fork] FURCULA …   English World dictionary

  • furculum — /ferr kyeuh leuhm/, n., pl. furcula / leuh/. furcula. [ < NL] * * * …   Universalium

  • furculum — n. wishbone, forked bone (in birds) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • furculum — fur·cu·lum …   English syllables

  • furculum — /ˈfɜkjələm/ (say ferkyuhluhm) noun (plural furcula /ˈfɜkjələ/ (say ferkyuhluh)) → furcula. {New Latin, incorrectly formed diminutive of Latin furca fork} …   Australian English dictionary

  • furculum —   n. (pl. lae or    ♦ la) any forklike part, especially the wishbone …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • furculum — …   Useful english dictionary

  • columbiform — ▪ bird Introduction   any member of the group of birds (bird) that contains the pigeons (pigeon), doves (dove), dodoes (dodo), and solitaires (solitaire). The order Columbiformes is divided into the Raphidae, a family of extinct birds that… …   Universalium

  • Fourchette — Four chette (f[=oo]r sh[e^]t ), n. [F., dim. of fourche. See {Fork}.] 1. A table fork. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) A small fold of membrane, connecting the labia in the posterior part of the vulva. (b) The wishbone or furculum of birds. (c) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furcula — Fur cu*la, n. [L., a forked prop, dim. of furca a fork.] (Anat.) A forked process; the wishbone or furculum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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